Cars used to be made to last. That’s why you can find one or two old vehicles still on the road around town. Marriages used to be made to last also. A generation or two ago, when they said, “In sickness or in health, till death do us part,” they meant it. When times got tough, you just hunkered down together and face the storm as one. Those are hard to find today in this world.
Actors Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd married for a total of four months. Zsa Zsa Gabor and Felipe DeAlba were married for less than twenty-four hours! The film taken for the occasion hadn’t even been developed and the wedding cake was still fresh!
Then there are these two crazy kids: Glenda Sue Elmore and John Harold Freeman, formerly of Huntington, Arkansas. They stood in front of the preacher on September 4, 1965, and said their “I do’s, and meant it. They recently celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary! There have been good days and bad days, I’m certain, but they held on. This couple a strong family base and tremendous faith in God.
The Freeman’s are blessed to have three children: Lisa Freeman, Terri Farris, and Brian Freeman. With all that begetting going on, they are further blessed with eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. This couple now makes their home in Sugar Grove, Arkansas, located nine miles southeast of Booneville.
There have been times of more sickness than health, and sometimes more valleys than hills and high places. There’s been sleepless nights, tears of joy and sorrow and long hours on their knees in prayer. But, with fifty-five years behind them and a wonderful family for their trouble, I and everyone who knows and love them and wish them many, many more years of health and happiness!